The Indian government on Thursday said it has imposed a ban on the export of broken rice following an increase in its exports over the past few months.
“The ban on export of broken rice used in poultry feed was imposed following an increase in grain exports in recent months, which put pressure on the domestic market,” it said. Keeping in view the achievement of SDGs has been initiated for the food security concerns of the country.
The Center said that in accordance with the non-binding guiding principles to support the Multilateral Trading System (MTS) for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it has to be ensured that any initiatives initiated to address food security concerns have to be followed. Even emergency measures will reduce business. As far as possible, distortions should be temporary, targeted and transparent and notified and implemented in accordance with the rules of the World Trade Organization.
According to the rules of the World Food Program, “Ministerial Decisions on the World Food Program, Food Purchase Exemption from Export Prohibition or Sanctions”, members of the World Food Programme, the export ban or restriction on foodstuffs purchased for non-commercial humanitarian purposes by the Center Should not put said in a statement.
India in September banned the export of broken rice to boost domestic supplies and imposed a 20 per cent export duty on non-basmati rice, except rice.
“In order to ensure adequate availability of broken rice, Government of India has amended the export policy of broken rice (under HS code 10064000) with effect from 9th September, 2022, from ‘free’ as per notification no. 31/2015. -2020 dated 8th September, 2022 Only for those cases where loading of consignment has started before this notification, shipping bill is filed with certain exemptions during the period 9-15th September, 2022 only And the ships have already been allotted Indian ports and their rotation number prior to this notification, the consignment has been handed over to Customs and registered in their system prior to this notification.
Defending India’s move to ban rice, the Center said global demand for broken rice has increased due to the geopolitical scenario, which affected the volatility in prices of commodities including those related to animal feed. Is.
“The export of broken rice has increased by more than 43 times in the last 4 years, from April-August 2022 to 21.31 LMT, as against 0.51 LMT in the same period in 2019, as compared to the previous year. There has been a significant jump in 2021-22. In the year 2021, the quantity exported was 15.8 LMT (April-August, 2021). Broken rice prices increased significantly in the current year,” the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said. Told.
It added that recent changes in India’s rice export regulations have helped in controlling domestic prices without reducing the availability of exports. The changes have been made in view of the need to support an ethanol-blending program that avoids costly oil imports and helps the animal husbandry and poultry sectors by reducing the cost of animal feed, the cost of which is milk, meat and has an effect on. Eggs.
However, the government has clarified that there has been no change in the policy regarding low boiled rice so that farmers continue to get good remunerative prices.
Similarly, there is no change in policy in Basmati rice (HS code 10063020) as Basmati rice is the premium rice which is consumed majorly by the Indian Diaspora in various countries and its export volume is very less as compared to other rice. Is.